I am trying to identify Britain and Ireland's walling treasures, the best of stonework whether it be walls or structures. These are currently forming a series of articles and snippets in Stonechat the magazine of the North Wales Branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association, and in Waller & Dyker the magazine of the Dry Stone walling Association of GB. I hope to turn them into a slide presentation and even harbour far fetched dreams of turning them into a book. It all began on the DSWA on-line Discussion forum following on from something about the TV series "Around the World in 80 Gardens", which mutated into 80 stone walls and then why not Britain alone.
I'm looking for nominations, anything stone walling related, old or new, specific or generic. For example structures such as the Gallarus Oratory in SW Ireland, the iconic field systems of the Yorkshire Dales typified by Gunnerside Bottoms in Swaledale, the structures of the Welsh slate industry, modern rebuilds/reconstructions such as the Nine Standards near Kirby Stephen, or a walling type - such as the herringbone walls of Tintagel, brand new walls etc., etc
The list goes on, but is not exhaustive, I'm not worried about repeat nominations as they only serve to emphasise the worthiness of something. So I'd like you out there to let me know of anything you think should be included either electronically email@example.com or traditionally: Sean Adcock, 2 Bryn Eithin, Waen, Penisarwaun, Caernarfon, Gwynedd. LL55 3PW. Photo contributions gratefully received. Thanks, and watch this space and "Stonechat" for updates on nominations and the progress of the project.
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